I venture to say that over 99% of contact attempts
on both two and six meters are using FSK441A for all the reason you stated.
During the Random Hour Activity Periods we
all tried the FEC modes but a quick consensus was soon reached that the old
FSK441A mode was the best.
Having stated that, I believe that JT6M on
six meters has a place in the tool box for propagation modes other than meteor
scatter. It works
well for meteor scatter but if the pings
end up all being short which is common for longer distances, then you will wish
you were running FSK441A instead.
I understand that little six meter meteor
scatter work is being done in Europe with no six meter allowance for the MS Contests. Maybe one
day six meters will
be allowed in enough Eu countries to
promote some meteor scatter experimentation there also.
Thanks to Joe for his diversity of modes
so we can all experiment and have fun.
From: Catharinus PE1AHX in JO21OS
November 22, 2004 3:40 PM
Subject: RE: [wsjtgroup] FSK441
just curious, do you use FSK441A on 6m or one of
the versions with FEC? I
would think that monitoring with the FEC modes
brings less garbage and
would make some signal more usable but at the
tradeoff of burstlength
needed. I am not familiar with 6m MS so
maybe that is not a concern there.
Here (on 2m in EU) we only use 441A because of the
shorter ping lengths
needed to get useful info. Experiments with
441B/441C on 2m have never
resulted in satisfactory (= fast) results like
441A did. Especially the
right-mouseclick feature brings out a lot of
useful info. Now, my feature
request would be for an automatic right-click on
every received burst
:)) For those who don't know about this read
page 12, heading:
At 11:45 22-11-2004 -0600, you wrote:
>Russ I believe youre correct for two meters
but for six meters it is not
>uncommon for me to leave the program in
monitor on the call frequency and
>come back to several decoded pings from
stations calling cq. (often times
>many decoded pings from a single station
calling) When stations like
>N5SIX are portable it is common to have a
screen full of decoded text but
>I have never experienced this on two meters.
So it seems to be possible
>that what might be a good feature for one band
isnt for another? I guess
>what I am saying is 50MHz scatter is easier
than any other VHF band but
>that is not the subject however what might be
cuteon two meters may be
>useful for those who monitor 50MHz. Would I
use such a feature, probably
>not because if I am where I cannot hear the
audio from the radio I am not
>close to the computer anyway.
>Boy am I glad the rain has slowed down here in
South Texas. Everyone have
>a Happy Thanksgiving Day.
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